Automation and Integration

Open API provides interoperability for seamless integration that enables lights-out automation throughout your entire production workflow.

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In an industry with hundreds of different systems, one size certainly doesn't fit all. Here at Tilia Labs, we’re humble enough to realize that we’re not the only ones with bright ideas. That’s why all our solutions are designed to be open and flexible. Our open-API architecture means that Phoenix can be customized and easily integrated with complementary technologies whatever your current production setup or future plans. So, whether it be plug and play with Enfocus Switch, custom scripted hot folders, or a full-on web-based REST-client, the possibilities are both powerful and limitless.

Enfocus Switch

Enfocus Switch integration provides completely headless automation via the Phoenix configurator, allowing the user to harness the full power of Phoenix within Switch.

  • Import product orders from CSV or direct from PDF
  • Enjoy total control over how products are defined in Phoenix
  • Output as Imposed PDF & JDF using Phoenix presets
  • Generate die layouts as well as detailed PDF or XML reports
  • Receive detailed XML datasets with all output files
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Hot Folders

Using the hot folder method, users can define their own chain of actions to perform and build their own bespoke Phoenix infrastructure. Once initiated, the hot folders will pick up Phoenix resource XML files or other third-party formats and drive the job to completion intelligently.

  • Over 25 actions are available. Automate all major planning and imposition workflows in Phoenix.
  • All export actions supported: PDF/JDF, die layouts, reporting, vector separations, and more.
  • Simple XML format for describing resource files and properties
  • Powerful scripting capabilities available through the JavaScript scripting interface
  • Real-time logging via Hot Folder View in Phoenix
    reports
  • Receive detailed XML datasets with all output files

REST Web Service

Phoenix REST-based Web Service is a first of its kind for imposition and planning software, and represents the most comprehensive option for automating Phoenix. The web service provides a superset of all methods available in Hot Folders and Enfocus Switch and opens up most of the functionality found in Phoenix.

  • Complete automation of most features in Phoenix including all ganging tools and export actions
    Standards-based REST interface. Connect to service from virtually any programming language and platform
  • Full support for both JSON and XML inputs and outputs
  • Live Documentation feature for viewing all API methods and calling into the service interactively from a user-friendly web page
  • Ability to fully manage libraries including presses, sheets, and plates

Systems Integration

Tilia Labs has partnered with many solutions suppliers in the graphics industry to provide turnkey Phoenix functionality direct from their own platforms. Eliminating any need to switch between applications, in these integrations tilia Phoenix becomes a black box holding the tools for seamless intelligent planning and imposition.

What our customers say

Arturo Benjumeda

“Griffin has saved us a massive amount of time because we used to manually impose to save as much material as we could.”

Artwork Department Manager, The Big Display Company

Arturo Benjumeda

“Griffin gives us quick and smart layouts, and simplifies the cutting machine cut files from any print device.”

Artwork Department Manager, The Big Display Company

Diego Diaz

“Tilia Labs’ willingness to listen, learn and develop the system in line with our needs far surpassed anything we had experienced before. They truly embraced stepping out of the box with us.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“Most imposition systems we had looked at were entirely template based, meaning our hands were tied. We needed something that we could script and continue to scale up as we went along”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“Phoenix is genuinely cross-platform. It does what it does really, really well for large format and small format, on HP Indigo, Fuji J-Press, Vutek, and on all our presses and finishing equipment.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“We can dynamically multiple up books smaller than a 4½-inch (114-mm) spine to avoid costly manual imposition setup or even more costly hand-stitching.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“We’re now ganging in the region of 30 percent of our jobs, which as well as being more efficient and cost-effective, increases the overall production capacity of our equipment.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Geert Van Damme

“We tested several different offerings and options with a number of customers and tilia Phoenix came out way ahead in every respect. Its speed was the first thing to impress everyone.”

Managing Director, Cerm

Geert Van Damme

“Phoenix offers an extensive set of preferences, allowing the print shop to align the system with its routine production habits. The user can make any number of changes to the chosen option and even save it as a template for the future.”

Managing Director, Cerm

Geert Van Damme

“The system is very intuitive – for usability it couldn’t be matched.”

Managing Director, Cerm